Beirut's port area is in ruins. Half the city appears to have been hit by the two powerful explosions on Tuesday.
- It takes 30 days to achieve such devastation in war as I have both seen and filmed. This happened over an explosion, says film director Philippe Aractingi.Felt in Cyprus
The explosion was the result of an earthquake measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale and was felt in Cyprus, which is about 50 km from Beirut.
Up to 300,000 people are said to have lost their homes. The total material costs after the devastation are estimated at SEK 44 billion, according to the city's governor Marwan Aboud.Billion costs after the devastation
Several buildings and lots of homes have been demolished. At least four hospitals in central Beirut have been so badly damaged that they cannot receive patients, according to the New York Times. The hospitals that have survived have quickly become overcrowded.
Pictures from, among other places, the University Hospital in Beirut, AUB Medical center, testify to chaotic scenes.
State media in the country report that 90 percent of the city's hotels have been damaged.
See how Beirut was affected - area after area in the video above.